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Crazy Literary Fact of the Day: At One Time, Books Were Literally Worth Their Weight in Gold

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Crazy Literary Fact of the Day: At One Time, Books Were Literally Worth Their Weight in Gold

Around 762 A.D. Baghdad had established itself as a cultural and intellectual center for the world. The demand for books in Baghdad was so high that any traders who brought books were given the weight of the books in gold in return.